24 November 2004


Get Up Stand Up has a(n almost too easy) comment on Limbaugh's take on the Piston's brawl.

You know, Limbaugh has a point about the thin-skinned, respect-protecting complexes of NBA players. But, and correct me if I'm wrong, listeners, isn't that a quality also true of the SUV-wielding, gun-toting, get-offa-my-lawning, this-is-my-tree-standing part of America, too (i.e. the rest of it)? Heightened protection of self-identity is hardly a trait exclusive to professional basketball players (Limbaugh-code for black people), it's a trait that practically defines our macho culture! Maybe if we didn't operate foreign policy with our cocks out we could stay out of each other's faces once in a while.

Limbaugh basically said that the brawl was caused because of black athelete's involvement in hip hop culture (he's probably trying to ride the wave after the Vibe Awards melee). He spews these idiotic, one-dimentional analysis, people listen passively because it's "entertainment," and simplistic arrogance is perpetuated. How can anyone listen to him? Do you need a heightened ability to hold two, mutually exclusive concepts in your mind?

[ posted by sstrader on 24 November 2004 at 11:21:14 AM in Culture & Society ]